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Course Outline

The objective is to familiarize students with the tools necessary to create, document, and
print the model. The basics of a full MEP project from linking in an architectural model to
construction documents.

The topics in this Autodesk Revit MEP training class include the following:

Introduction to Autodesk Revit, its interface, including viewing, drawing,

and editing commands
Working with linked architectural files
Creating and modifying views
Understanding MEP systems in general
Creating spaces and zones
Analyzing heating and cooling loads
Working with HVAC module to add air terminals, mechanical equipment, and
create HVAC systems
Working with the Piping module to add mechanical equipment as well as
creating hydronic piping systems
Working with fixtures, piping systems, and analysis tools in the Plumbing
Working with fire protection systems
Working with components, circuits, cable tray, and conduits in the Electrical
Creating and annotating construction documents
Adding tags and creating schedules
Detailing in Revit MEP

Setting up the Interface and Installation

Chapter 1 Introduction to Autodesk Revit MEP

1.1 Building Information Modeling
Workflow and BIM
Views and Sheets
1.2 Overview of the Interface
1.3 Standard Terminology
1.4 Starting Projects
Opening Projects

Starting New Projects

Saving Projects
1.5 Viewing Commands
Zooming and Panning
Viewing in 3D
Visual Styles
Practice 1a Open and Review a Project

Chapter 2 Basic Drawing and Editing Tools

2.1 General Drawing Tools
Drawing Aids
Reference Planes
Draw Tools
2.2 Editing Elements
Selecting Elements
Modifying Multiple Elements
2.3 Basic Modifying Tools
Moving and Copying Elements
Rotating Elements
Mirroring Elements
Creating Linear and Radial Arrays
2.4 Helpful Editing Tools
Aligning Elements
Splitting Linear Elements
Trimming and Extending
Offsetting Elements
Practice 2a Helpful Editing Tools

Chapter 3 Starting Autodesk Revit MEP Projects

3.1 Linking in Architectural Projects
Managing Links
Practice 3a Starting an MEP Project
3.2 Copying and Monitoring Elements
Coordination Settings
Batch Copying Fixtures
Monitoring Elements
Working with Monitored Elements
Coordination Review
3.3 Setting Up Levels
Modifying Levels
Practice 3b Linking and Coordinating Projects

Chapter 4 Creating Views

4.1 Duplicating Views
Duplication Types
4.2 Adding Callout Views
Modifying Callouts
4.3 Setting the View Display
View Range
Overriding Graphics in a View
Practice 4a Setting Up Duplicate Views and Callouts
4.4 Elevations and Sections
Modifying Elevations and Sections

Practice 4b Creating Elevations and Sections

Chapter 5 Understanding Autodesk Revit MEP Systems

5.1 About MEP Systems
5.2 Working with Components
Loading Family Types
5.3 Creating Systems - Overview
Using the System Browser
5.4 System Graphics
Duct and Piping System Graphic Overrides
Using Graphic Override Filters
5.5 Connecting Components
Drawing Connections
Creating Automatic Layouts

5.6 Analyzing Systems

Checking Systems
Typical Schedules
5.7 Duct and Pipe System Tools
System Inspector
Dividing Systems
Pressure Loss Reports
Duct and Pipe Sizing
Practice 5a Viewing and Analyzing Systems

Chapter 6 Spaces and Zones

6.1 Creating Spaces
Preparing a Model for Spaces
Creating Spaces

6.2 Working with Spaces

Special Space Situations
Practice 6a Working with Spaces
6.3 Creating Zones
Using the System Browser with Zones
6.4 Creating Color Schemes
Practice 6b Creating Zones

Chapter 7 Energy Analysis

7.1 Preparing a Project for Energy Analysis
Preparing Energy Analysis
7.2 Analyzing the Heating and Cooling Loads
7.3 Exporting for Secondary Analysis
Practice 7a Heating and Cooling Analysis
Chapter 8 HVAC Systems
8.1 About HVAC Systems
Mechanical Settings
8.2 Adding Air Terminals and Mechanical Equipment
Air Terminals
Mechanical Equipment
8.3 Adding Ductwork
Adding Ducts
8.4 Modifying Ducts
Changing Ducts using Standard Tools
Converting Ducts and Duct Types
Adding Insulation and Lining
Modifying the Justification
Working with Fittings
Practice 8a Adding Air Terminals and Ductwork

8.5 Creating Duct Systems

8.6 Automatic Ductwork Layouts
Automatic Ductwork
Practice 8b Adding and Analyzing Duct Systems

Chapter 9 Hydronic Piping Systems

9.1 About Hydronic Piping Systems
Mechanical Settings-Piping
9.2 Adding Mechanical Equipment
9.3 Drawing Piping
Creating Parallel Pipes
Modifying Pipes
Working with Fittings and Accessories
9.4 Creating Hydronic Systems
9.5 Automatic Piping Layouts
Practice 9a Working with Hydronic Systems

Chapter 10 Plumbing Systems

10.1 About Plumbing Systems
Modifying Views for Plumbing
10.2 Adding Plumbing Fixtures
Reference Planes
10.3 Drawing Piping for Plumbing Systems
Modifying Plumbing Pipes
Plumbing Pipe Fittings and Accessories
10.4 Working with Plumbing Systems
Automatic Layouts
Plumbing Schedules
Practice 10a Working with Plumbing Systems

10.5 Fire Protection Systems

Practice 10b Working with Fire Protection Systems

Chapter 11 Electrical Systems

11.1 About Electrical Systems
Electrical Settings
11.2 Placing Electrical Components
Electrical Equipment
Electrical Devices
Lighting Fixtures
11.3 Creating Electrical Circuits
Creating Power Circuits
Create a Switch System
Create Other Circuits
Practice 11a Inserting Electrical Components and
Creating Circuits
11.4 Cable Trays and Conduit
Creating Parallel Conduit Runs
Modifying Cable Tray and Conduit
Adding Fittings
11.5 Electrical Panel Schedules
Create Panel Schedules
Modifying Panel Schedules
Practice 11b Adding Conduit and Panel Schedules

Chapter 12 Construction Documents

12.1 Setting Up Sheets
Sheet (Title Block) Properties
12.2 Placing and Modifying Views on Sheets

Modifying Views on Sheets

Working Inside Views
12.3 Adding Revisions
Practice 12a Creating Construction Documents
12.4 Printing Sheets
Printing Options

Chapter 13 Annotating Construction Documents

13.1 Working with Dimensions
Modifying Dimensions
13.2 Working With Text
Spell Checking
Creating Text Types
13.3 Adding Detail Lines and Symbols
Using Symbols
13.4 Creating Legends
Practice 13a Annotating Construction Documents

Chapter 14 Tags and Schedules

14.1 Adding Tags
Tagging in 3D Views
Tagging Multiple Elements
Practice 14a Adding Tags
14.2 Working with Schedules
Modifying Schedules
Modifying a Schedule on a Sheet
Importing and Exporting Schedules
14.3 Creating Schedules
Building Component Schedules

14.4 Modifying Schedules

Modifying Schedule Properties
Setting up Cell Appearance
Practice 14b Air Terminal Schedule
Practice 14c Plumbing Fixture Units Schedule
Practice 14d Average Estimated Illumination Schedule

Chapter 15 Detailing
15.1 Setting Up Detail Views
Connecting a Callout to a Drafting View
Saving a Drafting View
15.2 Creating Details
Detail Lines
Detail Components
Annotating Details
Using Symbols
15.3 Patterning
Practice 15a Detailing

Appendix A Introduction to Worksets

A.1 Introduction to Worksets
Saving Workset- Related Files